On Saturday, he insisted that he wanted to make a recipe that he could do all by himself. He looked through Mennonite Country-Style and suggested banana tarts, caramel popcorn, or cookies. Take it easy, buddy! He compromised with me and agreed that graham cracker pudding was a good idea.
I stayed in the kitchen, but he did all the recipe reading, measuring, stirring, etc. by himself. I was impressed because I haven't done much cooking instruction with him.
And then he was very proud to dish up little bowls of pudding the next afternoon.
I must add that Genevieve was also bit with the cooking bug that same day; she made a lemonade "sirup" from my vintage Joy of Cooking. (Recipe here - Genevieve used a lemon, a lime, and some bottled lemon juice). It's delicious and very convenient to have in the fridge. I predict the lemonade syrup will be a staple this summer, and the big girl can make it all by herself.